Duan Research Group

Hetero-integrated Nanostructures and Nanodevices


Gate-induced insulator to band-like transport transition in organolead halide perovskite

Dehui Li, Hung-Chieh Cheng, Hao Wu, Yiliu Wang, Jian Guo, Gongming Wang, Yu Huang, Xiangfeng Duan

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8, 429-434 (2017)

Understanding the intrinsic charge transport in organolead halide perovskites is essential for the development of high-efficiency photovoltaics and other optoelectronic devices. Despite the rapid advancement of the organolead halide perovskite in photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications, the intrinsic charge-carrier transport in these materials remains elusive partly due to the difficulty of fabricating electrical devices and obtaining good electrical contact. Here we report the fabrication of organolead halide perovskite microplates with mono- or bilayer graphene as low barrier electrical contact. Systematic charge-transport studies reveal an insulator to band-like transport transition. Our studies indicate that the insulator to band-like transport transition depends on the orthorhombic-to-tetragonal phase-transition temperature and defect densities of the organolead halide perovskite microplates. Our findings not only are important for the fundamental understanding of charge-transport behavior but also offer valuable practical implications for photovoltaics and optoelectronic applications based on the organolead halide perovskite.
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